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Business

  • 400 acres on 521 may become site of industrial park

    A new business and industrial park could be in the offing for Lancaster County.
    Duke Energy this week announced it has selected a 400-acre parcel 4 miles north of downtown Lancaster as one of four sites in the Carolinas for potential development under its 2018 Site Readiness Program.
    The site is located at the intersection of U.S. 521 and Lewis McAteer Road, said Lancaster County Economic Development Director Jamie Gilbert.

  • Craft Stand bringing specialty coffee shop back to downtown

    Downtown Lancaster is getting its first specialty-coffee shop in half a decade, as The Craft Stand broadens its usual offerings to include perkier brews starting Monday morning.
    The Main Street craft-beer retailer and gathering spot will be serving coffee drinks from 7 until 11 a.m. Monday through Saturday.
    “It will be basic in the beginning,” owner Brandy Geraghty said. “We will have drip and an espresso machine to make lattes and cappuccinos and I don’t know what else because I haven’t learned yet.”

  • Chamber is China-bound

    The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce is betting that a 15,000-mile excursion will bring local business people – and the community as a whole – closer together.

    The organization, led by incoming chairwoman Melissa Prince and Vice President Melissa Walker-Price, is inviting chamber members – and anyone else who wants in – on a sight-seeing tour of China.

  • Fancy Pokket ‘hiring event’ draws crowd, no start date

    After four years of delays, Lancaster’s Fancy Pokket USA baking operations may soon be ready to inject some steam.
    Wednesday morning at the SC Works building on White Street, about two dozen people had gathered by 9:30 a.m. in search of 20 advertised jobs at the 58,000-square-foot plant at Lancaster County Air-Rail Business Park along the S.C. 9 Bypass.

  • New pet-sitting service opens in the Panhandle

    From release

    Local pet owners have a new option when it comes to finding someone to care for their pets when they can’t do it themselves.

    Indian Land Pet Sitting opened in January to serve the Panhandle area with professional pet sitting and dog-walking services.

    “The Indian Land area of South Carolina is growing rapidly, with many pet-loving residents who travel frequently or commute for work into Charlotte” said Lucie Miller, owner of the new business.

  • Signing day for interns, apprentices

    Brian Garner

    Landmark News Service

    The auditorium was packed as students prepared to sign letters of intent. Representatives of their destinations prepared to add their own names on the dotted line.

    This is a familiar routine when it comes to student athletes on signing day, but it’s a new scene for student interns and apprentices.

  • Chamber's Marketplace Forum set for Friday

    Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce

    Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce will hold a Marketplace Forum from 8 to 10 a.m. Friday at INSP’s Crossridge Cafe, 3000 World Reach Drive, Indian Land. 

    This event is designed to educate the chamber’s small business members on how they can be included on the vendor list to sell products and services to some of Lancaster County’s larger businesses.  

  • From Albania to South Main

    The Chicken King is open for business in downtown Lancaster, bringing all forms of fried and grilled chicken, classic American burgers and seafood, some with a Greek culinary twist.

    “People are very excited about the food and us being here. It’s had a positive impact,” said Tom Canxh, one of the managers of the business. “We had 20 to 25 state troopers come in here, and the firefighters come here a lot. We can’t thank them enough.”

  • Let's go to the movies!

    Denise Johnston

    For The Lancaster News

    RedStone 14 theater in Indian Land celebrated its grand opening Friday. The theater boasts 14 screens and the only PDX Large Format Auditorium in South Carolina.

    The lobby of the theater was decked out in balloon arches simulating popcorn popping out of red and white striped boxes. Vases of flowers in the theater’s theme colors of blue, gold and yellow sat in the center of each café table. The atmosphere was warm and inviting with a sense of anticipation in the air.

  • RedStone opening this week

    Few of Indian Land’s development projects have stirred as much excitement in recent years as the RedStone shopping center, with its plans for a dozen new restaurants and the area’s first movie theater.

    And now, after three years in the making, the wait is nearly over – RedStone Theatre 14 will hold its grand opening Friday, along with at least one restaurant and others soon after.

    The project has been under way since 2015, a partnership between MPV Properties and internet marketing firm Red Ventures.